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Book-of-the-Week Winners: An End to All Things

Our most recent feature was Jared Yates Sexton’s debut collection An End to All Things, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Matt Dorville (@therealmattyd) Naomi Firestone (@NaomiFirestone) Will McClure (@WillMcClure) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!


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Book of the Week: An End to All Things, by Jared Yates Sexton

Our newest feature is Jared Yates Sexton’s debut story collection An End to All Things, which was published by Atticus Books. Sexton received his MFA in fiction from Southern Illinois University, where he worked with writers Beth Lordan, Pinckney Benedict, Jacinda Townsend, Allison Joseph, and Rodney Jones. In the spring of 2012, he joined the creative writing faculty at Georgia Southern University. His stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications. He’s been nominated for two Pushcarts, the Million Writer’s Award, Best of the Web, and was a finalist for the New American Fiction Prize. He is also the managing […]


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Book of the Week: The Law of Strings, by Steven Gillis

Our new feature is Steven Gillis’s most recent story collection, The Law of Strings (Atticus Books, 2012). Gillis is the author of four previous novels, Consequence of Skating (2010), Temporary People (2008), The Weight of Nothing (2005), and Walter Falls (2004), as well as an earlier story collection, Giraffes (2007). He is also the founder of 826michigan and the publisher of Dzanc Books—one of the great contemporary forces in indie publishing. In the introduction to Tyler McMahon’s recent interview with Gillis, he describes the collection as “strange, surprising, and ever original.” As McMahon notes, the collection “features magicians, tightrope walkers, […]


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Book-of-the-Week Winners: Three Ways of the Saw

Last week we featured Matt Mullins’s debut collection, Three Ways of the Saw, as our Book-of-the-Week title. Here are this week’s winners: Deena Drewis (@deenadrewis) Elena Mac (@elenamac) Romina Rovira (@RerryLV) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!


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Book of the Week: Three Ways of the Saw, by Matt Mullins

This week’s feature is Matt Mullins’s debut collection, Three Ways of the Saw, which was just released by Atticus Books, a small literary press in Maryland that specializes in “genre-busting literary fiction—i.e., titles that fall between the cracks of genre fiction and compelling narratives that feature memorable main characters.” Mullins is a writer, musician, experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist. His fiction and poetry have appeared in such places as Mid-American Review, Pleiades, Hunger Mountain, Harpur Palate, Descant, Hobart, as well as other print and online literary journals. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Ball State University, where […]


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Three Ways of the Saw, by Matt Mullins

Prodigals on a grand scale who don’t want to go home. Matt Mullins packs 25 stories into his high-velocity debut Three Ways of the Saw. Don’t be misled by the Zenlike title, these characters come at you like a karate chop to the windpipe. Read on to find out exactly why you’ll be thanking him for that bruised trachea.



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